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Biography of Axel W. Peterson of Hawley Minnesota

Axel W. Peterson, a prominent businessman in Hawley, Minnesota, has built a successful career through hard work and determination. Born in Sweden in 1870, he immigrated to the United States with his family at a young age and settled in Minnesota. After completing his education, Peterson worked various jobs before eventually opening his own store in Hawley. Known for his savvy buying skills and effective advertising, he has managed to attract a significant amount of trade to his business. While his commitment to work has limited his social engagements, Peterson is an active member of local organizations and a respected figure in the community. He is happily married to Lena, and they have four children together.

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Biography of Ole Evans of Ulen Township, Minnesota

Ole Evans, a well known resident of Ulen township, now deceased, was the son of Arne (also deceased) and Julia (Ulen) Evans, who settled in Ulen township with their family in the year 1881. Ole was born in the town of Cuba, in Becker county, Minnesota, on November 12, 1871, and died in October, 1903. He married Miss Gusta Hanson on August 9, 1898, and they had one son, Raymond. Mr. Evans was educated first in the country schools, and later attended school in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the college at Moorhead, and lastly the seminary at Red Wing, Minnesota. …

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Biography of Arne Evans of Ulen Township, Minnesota

Arne Evans, deceased, of Ulen township, father of Mr. Ole Evans, also deceased, was born in Norway, in 1847, and came to this country with his parents in 1861, when he was fifteen years of age. They first settled in Winneshiek county, Iowa, where they lived for a time, and then moved to Houston county, Minnesota, and followed the occupation of farming. Here their son Arne obtained some additional education, and in 1868 married Miss Julia Ulen, daughter of Ole Ulen, the well known founder of the village which was named after him. The following spring Mr. and Mrs. Arne …

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